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    Southeastern Grocers opens stand-alone liquor store concept

    The new format, called WDs Wine, Beer & Liquor, marks the first alcohol-focused location for the grocery chain.

    By Sept. 3, 2021
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    Why Schnucks built a scaled-down supermarket

    The company's new "Schnucks Fresh" store in Jasper, Indiana, reflects a push by grocers to open more small stores that are customized to their markets.

    By Sept. 1, 2021
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    Publix touts improved energy efficiency with new GreenWise Market

    The new store in Tampa, Florida, uses a link to a centralized water-chilling facility to improve the efficiency of its refrigeration and air-conditioning systems.

    By Aug. 20, 2021
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    5 grocers planning smaller formats

    As a number of retailers look to shrink the sizes of new stores, several are making fresh foods a focal point.

    By Aug. 18, 2021
  • Presidente Supermarkets expanding fleet, rolling out new wholesale format

    The Hispanic-owned grocery chain is on track to open seven stores and a new warehouse concept in Florida by the end of this year.

    By Aug. 11, 2021
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    Lowes Foods to open entertainment-focused concept store

    The grocer says the new small-format location in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area will be more of a food hall than a conventional grocery spot.

    By Aug. 10, 2021
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    Foxtrot launches nationwide shipping service as it prepares for growth

    The upscale convenience store chain's new Foxtrot Anywhere service offers a range of popular items from the retailer's stores as well as gift boxes stocked with food, wine and other goods.

    By Aug. 10, 2021
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    Grocers' best omnichannel bet is blurring the lines between in-store and online

    What if grocers could blend the treasure trove of target-rich online insight with the in-store experience?

    Aug. 9, 2021
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    Grocers tap into new offerings to boost alcohol sales

    Hy-Vee is launching a standalone store format called Wall to Wall Wine and Spirits, while Schnuck Markets has debuted a wine club linked with its rewards program.

    By Aug. 6, 2021
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    Aisles Abroad: Inside Alibaba's digital-first club store

    Store X is the online retailer's answer to Costco in a format that has caught fire in China as incomes rise and consumers look for new shopping experiences.

    By Aug. 3, 2021
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    Conventional grocers facing steep e-commerce competition, report finds

    The findings from The Feedback Group show Amazon’s Whole Foods and Fresh banners as the top choices for people planning to grocery shop online more, while chains and independents scored near the bottom.

    By July 16, 2021
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    Dollar General plans to hire 50K new employees amid blazing store growth

    The retailer aims to add more than 1,000 stores this year as it looks to nearly double its already vast store footprint in the coming years. 

    By Ben Unglesbee • July 15, 2021
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    Save A Lot accelerates store remodel efforts

    The discount operator plans to update more than a third of its stores this year and all 1,000 stores by 2024.

    By July 9, 2021
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    Gopuff is hiring over 100 employees to back ghost kitchens operation

    Job listings, which include line cooks, kitchen leads and district managers across at least six states, indicate the company is preparing to deliver fresh-made foods. 

    By Julie Littman • July 9, 2021
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    Bashas' to open ninth store serving Navajo Nation

    The grocery chain plans to replace a City Market location in Shiprock, New Mexico, with its Diné Market concept.

    By July 8, 2021
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    Inside Natural Grocers' hydroponic produce container

    The grocer's first foray in the futuristic farming technology, GardenBox, grows 4,000 lettuce heads per month and sits just steps away from a Colorado store's produce department.

    By July 7, 2021
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    Klaus Gehrig, head of Lidl's parent company, steps down

    The Schwarz Group CEO abruptly resigned last week after a disagreement with the company’s owner.

    By July 6, 2021
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    Raley's names new head of technology

    The California chain also appointed a new vice president of operations as it elevated two longtime employees into top executive positions.

    By June 30, 2021
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    Robomart launches two mobile market formats in California

    The store-hailing startup's Snacks and Pharmacy vans are now roaming the streets of West Hollywood, with a Grocery version on the way.

    By June 28, 2021
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    Dom's Kitchen & Market is a 'Last Dance' for former Mariano's executives

    Bob Mariano and Don Fitzgerald, who formerly led the iconic Chicagoland chain, have opened another store that pushes against the boundaries of traditional grocery.

    By June 16, 2021
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    10-minute grocery delivery is coming to the US

    Germany-based Gorillas said Monday it will launch its digital storefront in New York City on May 30 before expanding to other cities.

    By May 24, 2021
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    Amazon phases out Go Grocery

    A little over a year after launching the store format, the retailer says it wants to "simplify the experience" for shoppers.

    By May 19, 2021
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    The Giant Company deepens roots in Philadelphia with planned new stores

    The Pennsylvania-based grocer aims to open four locations by 2023 in the city where it recently planted its new flagship store. 

    By May 11, 2021
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    Sprouts' identical store sales drop 9.4% in Q1

    The specialty grocer, which is seeing last year's sales boom fade, expects foot traffic to ramp up as the pandemic eases.

    By May 7, 2021
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    Uber and Gopuff link up on 'everyday essentials' e-shop

    Gopuff will power the white-label platform for Uber Eats, which will launch in 95 cities this June and expand nationwide in the summer.

    By May 4, 2021